James Hampton, CEO,- A native of Alabama, James graduated from Sheffield High School in 1975. He attended the University of North Alabama and Alabama A&M on a football scholarship. In 1990, he took a part-time job with the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department as a Recreational Specialist working with at-risk youth and gangs. James also served on a task force established by Mayor Norm Rice during the Rodney King riots designed to establish good race relations in Seattle. In 1991 while working with the Seattle Parks Department, he created the first community-based computer lab called Project Compute located in Rainier Community Center. In 1992, he received the Outstanding Service Award and the Humanitarian Award from the Seattle Commission on Children & Youth from Mayor Rice for his work in co-creating the design and implementation of the Late Night Program. Included in the Late Night Program, he established a project called Drills and Skills which taught youth basic and advanced skills for basketball and life.